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The Gracie Worlds 2013

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The Gracie Worlds 2013

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2013 EVENT SCHEDULE

 

GI Tournament

June 29th Sat 10am - 12pm - Kids

June 29th Sat 12pm - 6pm - Adults

 

 

NO-GI Tournament

June 30th Sun 10am - 12pm - Kids

June 30th Sun 12pm - 5pm - Adults

 

 

Location

This event is being held in conjunction with The FitExpo - Santa Clara

Please check out their website for more info on this amazing weekend 

www.TheFitExpo.com

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
http://www.santaclara.org/conventioncenter/

Click here for parking map/driving directions:
http://www.santaclara.org/gettingaround/driving.cfm
Rates: Complimentary

TheFitExpo Northern California
Events in Halls A,B,C and D

Show Hours: 

Saturday, June 29, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

The Hilton Santa Clara

4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

The Hilton Santa Clara hotel is a stylish and sophisticated California property boasting an ideal location adjacent to California’s Great America theme park and directly across from the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Hilton Santa Clara is set in an attractive resort-style building just 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport (SJC).

 

  • To reserve your discounted room(s) contact the Hilton directly at (408) 330-0001 or you can reserve online by clicking on the link below
  • To obtain the special rate use group code TFENC and group name The Fitness Expo- Northern California
  • Discounted room rates from $115.00 single/double
  • Cut-off date to receive this offer: May 28, 2013
  • Parking is FREE
  • Complimentary high-speed T-1 internet access in all guestrooms

Group Information
Group Name: The Fitness Expo- Northern California
Group Code: TFENC
Hotel Name: Hilton Santa Clara
Hotel Address:
4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone Number: (408) 330-0001
Direct Link to Registration Page:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/SJCSCHF-TFENC-20130625/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

 

Avatar Hotel

4200 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

Sync up with Avatar Hotel, the perfect portal

to the vibrant technology hub of Silicon Valley.

 

Our vibrant boutique hotel will keep you connected,

rested and comfortable throughout your stay.

 

To reserve your discounted room(s) contact

The Avatar Hotel directly at (408) 235-8900

or you can reserve online by clicking on the link below.

To obtain the special rate use

Group Code 1306Gracie

and

Group Name Gracie Worlds

Discounted room rates from $79/single and $89/double.

Cut-off date to receive this offer: June 26, 2013

Complimentary breakfast for 2 for each room booked.

 

Phone Number: (408) 235-8900

 

Direct Link to Hotel Registration Page:

  

www.avatarhotel.com

 

 

 

 

GI & NO-GI Uniform

GI competitors must wear an ALL WHITE gi. No other colors will be accepted. 

This is abiding to Grandmaster Helio Gracie's view that only white gi's are worn for Jiu-Jitsu.

NO-GI competitors will wear a rash guard the color of their belt rank or all black with fight shorts or lycra shorts. No zippers, metal tabs, pockets or strings.

This is to facilitate organization on tournament day. Competitors will easily recognize which mat areas their skill level division will be.

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ALL COMPETITOR WEIGH-INS

No gi necessary for weigh-in.

 

June 28th Fri 10:00am - 12:00pm - all competitors

Empower SF, LLC

747 Front Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-255-8482

 

June 28th Fri 5:00pm - 7:00pm - all competitors 

The Avatar Hotel

4200 Great American Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: (408) 235-8900

 

June 29th Sat 5:00pm - 6:00pm - No-Gi competitors only

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great American Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054


Day of weigh-ins at Santa Clara Convention Center

June 29th Sat 8:00am - 9:00am – Kids & Teens

June 30th Sun 8:00am - 9:00am – Kids & Teens

June 29th Sat 9:00am - 11:00am - Adults

June 30th Sun 9:00am - 11:00am - Adults

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KIDS TOURNAMENT (ages 4-12)

The Gracie Kids Worlds has been carefully designed to be a multi-cultural learning experience and to allow children the opportunity to exhibit their skills in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect for fellow participants. This event provides competitors the opportunity to build confidence that will last a lifetime.

One of the greatest attributes of this system is that it provides participants with the opportunity to perform under pressure in a safe and positive setting. 


KIDS UNIFORM

A standard WHITE jiu-jitsu gi uniform is required. Patches on the gi are OK.

It is OK to wear rash-guards or t-shirts under the gi uniform.

 

KIDS SKILL LEVEL

All kids must sign up consistently when signing up for gi and no-gi. For example, if a child is a yellow belt with the gi he must also sign up as a yellow belt in the no-gi competition. You cannot sign up a child for one belt (Yellow) with the gi and another belt (Orange) on the no-gi day.

 

KIDS POINTS/SUBMISSION

There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions/moves.

For our kids safety, referees are instructed to stop a match before a full submission is in place. In case of a tap or referee stoppage the match will stop, reset to standing position, restart and continue until the 4 minutes are up.

 

KIDS MATCH LENGTH

All matches will be 4 minutes.

 

KIDS MATCH OUTCOME

The children will compete with each other and the best part is, everyone will come out a First Place Winner =)

The Gracie Kids Worlds has been carefully designed to be a multi-cultural learning experience and to allow children the opportunity to exhibit their skills in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect for fellow participants. This event provides competitors the opportunity to build confidence that will last a lifetime.

One of the greatest attributes of this system is that it provides participants with the opportunity to perform under pressure in a safe and positive setting.

 

KIDS ROUND ROBIN

All brackets will run under a round robin system. 

All kids within a bracket will compete against each other. If there is only one child in a bracket, they will be tested in some of their skills.

 

KIDS ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

These submission attempts will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification.

(Just because I will not allow these techniques for the safety of our competitor I still highly recommend you learn how to defend them at your school =)

- Slam from the guard (ALSO when an athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and re-start again from the ground) 

- No child should have to tap out. The referee should stop the match before the child’s arm is extended or if he feels that the child might be in danger of tapping.  Remember, our goal is to build each child’s confidence and provide a positive atmosphere for them to perform without the pressure of winning and loosing.

- No Wrist Lock of any kind. 

- No Foot Locks or Straight Ankle Locks or Leg Locks of any kind. 

- No Knee Locks or Knee Bars of any kind. 

- No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).

- No Reaping the Knee.

- No Cervical Lock of any kind.

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind.

- No Calf Lock of any kind. 

- No Bicep Slicer, No Calf Slicer and No Compression Locks of any kind.

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- No Electric Chair Submissions.

- No Twister Submissions.

- No Butt Scooting is allowed in any division. You must either take the opponent down or pull them into the guard.

- Do encourage kids to fight from bad position! Especially if one kid is much better than the other.

- Grabbing with 4 fingers inside the sleeve of the jacket top and inside the pants will be allowed and is OK

 

**Guard Jumping will NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION!!  Guard pulling is OK.

 

*****The difference between Jumping and Pulling Guard:

 

Jumping Guard (Illegal Technique) - When a competitor jumps into the guard with both feet off of the ground and is expecting their opponent to "catch" them.  Sometimes this is done without the competitor even holding or touching the other competitor. This technique is not allowed in any division under any circumstances!!! This is an extremely dangerous technique that will not be allowed.

Pulling Guard (Legal Technique) - Pulling guard is exactly like it sounds.  You are pulling your opponent down to the ground into your guard with at least one foot on the ground. Pulling guard requires one opponent to make contact with the other. A grip must be established on either a sleeve, collar, head, gi top or any part of the competitor prior to pulling their opponent down to the ground into their guard.  Sitting to the guard is not permitted. Butt scooting is not permitted. You must attempt to take your opponent to the ground or pull them to the ground. This simulates a real fight. Would you sit to your butt in a real fight?


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ADULT TOURNAMENT (Ages 13 and Up)

 

ADULT UNIFORM

A standard WHITE jiu-jitsu gi uniform is required. Patches on the gi are OK.

No groin protection (protective cups metal or plastic) are allowed.

 

POINTS

There are no points or advantage points calculated for any positions/moves.

 

ADULT MATCH LENGTH

All Matches - 15 min

Finals - no time limit

 

ADULT MATCH OUTCOME

 

SUBMISSION

An athlete must submit their opponent within the 15 minute time limit to win the match and advance in the bracket.

 

ROLLING OR PULLING A COMPETITOR OFF OF THE MAT

*If an athlete is caught in a submission and PURPOSELY pulls their opponent or rolls off of the mat in an attempt to free themselves from the submission, they will be considered submitted and will lose the match.

 

**If an opponent is countering a submission and they happen to roll off of the mat but are caught in a deep and completely sunk submission (i.e. a heel hook or an armlock and the competitor being caught rolls to counter the submission and happens to end up off of the mat) the referee will reset the position in the center of the ring with the submission INTACT to the submitters liking.  The referee will give the person caught in the submission the option to tap out before the match is restarted to give a verbal submission. If the competitor refuses and tap out the match will be restarted with the submission in place.

 

TIE

In case of a tie neither athlete will advance in the bracket. 

 

*Remember that the essence of Jiu-Jitsu is self defense. If one competitor attacks the entire time they are amazing for doing so. If the opponent defends the entire time and was never submitted, that makes them a great student for surviving and defending themselves well in the name of Jiu-Jitsu. Therefore, in the case of a tie both competitors will be out of the event. They will both survive to fight another day =) 

 

ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS IN ALL DIVISIONS

These submission attempts will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification.

(Just because I will not allow these techniques for the safety of our competitors I still highly recommend you learn how to defend them at your school =)

 

- No Slamming from the guard (ALSO when an athlete is lifted up from the ground the referee will stop the match and re-start again from the ground) 

 

*****Slamming is not allowed but if a competitor in the guard is picked up above the waist of the standing competitor the competitor in the guard MUST open their guard and the match will continue. If a competitor is picked up above the standing competitor's waist the referee will assist the standing competitor in safely placing the guard competitor back to the ground.

 

- No Butt Scooting is allowed in any division. You must either take the opponent down or pull them into the guard.

 

**Guard Jumping will NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY DIVISION!!  Guard pulling is OK.

 

*****The difference between Jumping and Pulling Guard:

 

Jumping Guard (Illegal Technique) - When a competitor jumps into the guard with both feet off of the ground and is expecting their opponent to "catch" them.  Sometimes this is done without the competitor even holding or touching the other competitor. This technique is not allowed in any division under any circumstances!!! This is an extremely dangerous technique that will not be allowed.

Pulling Guard (Legal Technique) - Pulling guard is exactly like it sounds.  You are pulling your opponent down to the ground into your guard with at least one foot on the ground. Pulling guard requires one opponent to make contact with the other. A grip must be established on either a sleeve, collar, head, gi top or any part of the competitor prior to pulling their opponent down to the ground into their guard.  Sitting to the guard is not permitted. Butt scooting is not permitted. You must attempt to take your opponent to the ground or pull them to the ground. This simulates a real fight. Would you sit to your butt in a real fight?

 

WHITE BELTS (AGES 13 AND UP)

ADULT White Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

- No Wrist Lock of any kind.

- No Foot Locks or Straight Ankle Locks or Leg Locks of any kind.  

- No Knee Locks or Knee Bars of any kind. 

- No Bicep Slicer, No Calf Slicer and No Compression Locks of any kind.

- No Calf Lock of any kind. 

- No Electric Chair Submissions.

- No Twister Submissions.

- No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).

- No Reaping the Knee

- No Cervical Lock of any kind. 

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind. 

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- Grabbing with 4 fingers inside the sleeve of the jacket top and inside the pants will be allowed and is OK

 

 

BLUE AND PURPLE BELTS (AGES 16 AND UP)

ADULT Blue and Purple Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

- No Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds).

- No Reaping the Knee.

- No Cervical Lock of any kind.

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Crank of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind.

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- Wrist Locks are OK.

- Knee Locks or Straight Leg Locks are OK. 

- Knee Bars are OK.

- Bicep Slicers are OK. 

- Calf Slicers are OK. 

- Straight Compression Locks are OK.

- Electric Chair Submissions are OK.

- Twister Submissions are OK.

- Grabbing with 4 fingers inside the sleeve of the jacket top and inside the pants will be allowed and is OK

 


BROWN AND BLACK BETLS (AGES 18 AND UP)

No additional restrictions beyond standard illegal submissions not allowable in any division, including the usual no hair pulling, eye poking, etc.

ADULT Brown and Black Belt ILLEGAL SUBMISSIONS

- No Cervical Lock of any kind. 

- No Chin Whips.

- No Knuckles in the Throat.

- No Neck Cranks or Frontal Neck Cranks of any kind. 

- No Neck Locks of any kind.

- No Scissors Takedown of any kind.

- Wrist Locks of any kind are OK.

- Any Foot Lock, Straight Ankle Lock or Leg Lock are OK.  

- Knee Locks and Knee Bars are OK.

- Twisting Leg Locks of any kind (heel hooks, toe holds, inverted heel hooks and inverted toe holds) are OK.

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Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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